U.S.-led coalition beating back Islamic State, Canadian military says Add to ...

December 18, 2014 7:36 PM

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The Canadian military is defending its record in the Iraq air combat mission where after nearly 50 days of operations this country’s CF-18 fighters have bombed Islamic State targets just nine times.

Colonel Daniel Constable says Canadians should look at the overall results achieved by the U.S.-led coalition attacking the militants and making it easier for local Iraqi forces to beat back the jihadists. The extremist group is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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